Inthe heart of Dalston, slap bang in the middle of Ridley Road you can find the tropical bar and café serving a range of cocktails, red stripe and coffee until the early hours with old time jazz and soul records blaring, Louis Prima was in full swing when we walked in. With a policy of NO guestlist, NO phone, NO reservations for less than 15 people Ridley Road Market Bar is like a trip back in time to a 50’s beach party.
With neon lighting, wooden crates full of fresh mint and lemons and cheap cocktails at £5 a stab – drinks menu listed on the board behind the bar. We imagine there has been a few well and truly remarkable nights gone down here. It’s rough and readiness, makeshift type style come across as informal and most of all…a fun place to party. Let’s all brave the blood smells of the market and make way for a tequila and grapefruit cocktail. Bangin!
Open Tues-Wed 3pm-midnight,
Thurs-Sat noon-2am, Sun 2pm-11pm.
49 Ridley Road, Dalston, E8